Marta Dorton

Marta Dorton

A visual artist and writer residing in Lexington, Ky, Marta E Dorton creates vibrant, textured acrylic paintings and colorful printmaking pieces. When she paints or prints, her focus is on color and texture, form and negative space; she blends these values into her writing. Writing has become an important part of sharing her experiences and emotions. Marta states "My husband's death in 2001 sent me into a deep depression. My feelings of hopelessness and loneliness were overwhelming. Writing and creating art have aided my grief journey and served as outlets for expressing a wide range of feelings".

Articles:

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Happy Birthday to a Husband Gone

I wonder how your Retire-at-55 plan would be going by now? Would we be Florida-bound? Or woefully far from the dream? That seems to be how life goes. We smugly […]

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Sorting Out Life: Remembering a Mother by Her Scent

I sat on the dusty wide-planked floor of my attic and sorted through stored memories. I struggled with the final decisions of how much attraction, or need, that I truly […]

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Widow’s Wedding Anniversary Brings Flood of Memories

The anniversary of our anniversary is the hardest of all. We would be married 29 years by now. I think we would have made it through all that life still […]

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Private Drive: Visiting the Home Where Husband Died

Today, I took a short cut through a long memory.  At the last minute I turned left at the light, thinking I would avoid the heavy afternoon traffic and face […]

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